LANDMARK Systems has puts more feet on the ground in Scotland.

The company, which joined forces with fellow software house Farmdata two years ago, has re-located Orkney-born John Macrae to boost the level of Landmark’s sales consultancy and training in Scotland. He joins colleagues George Paterson who heads up Landmark’s Scotland operation from the Aberdeen office, along with Allistair Gray, Landmark’s consultant covering the west of the country.

Being a graduate in Rural Property Management from Harper Adams, and from a family livestock farm, John is well qualified to talk to farmers, factors and estate owners. Having already been with Landmark for three and a half years covering the South East of England, John brings plenty of hands-on experience with him too.

Landmark provides market leading software for all elements of farm and estate record keeping including accounts, property management, crop records and livestock management.

John’s return to Scotland coincides with the introduction of Property Lite – a new property management tool: “The Property Lite tool is a bolt-on for our specialist KEYPrime accounts range of software,” he explained. “It is ideal for those farmers wanting to boost revenue streams with property or holiday rentals, storage or even livery businesses. Property Lite is a cost-effective way of keeping track of rents, scheduling critical events, storing documents and complying with the stringent legislation.”

The timing of an increased presence coincides with farmers wanting to take advantage of the first come first served £10 million Digital Boost Development Grant Fund announced by the Scottish Government on January 12. Applications are already in excess of the allocated fund, but it will have widened the conversation around how businesses can use software and hardware to improve productivity, safeguard jobs, tighten cyber security and trial apps.